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Wyoming Dinosaur Center (Thermopolis, WY)



Wyoming Dinosaur Center


110 Carter Ranch Rd., Thermopolis, WY

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Ticket Prices:

$8 for adults, $4.50 for children age 4 to 13


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

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About the Wyoming Dinosaur Center:

It isn't the easiest place in the world to get to, but the Wyoming Dinosaur Center has plenty of attractions to keep a dinosaur fan occupied for an entire day (or more). This museum features a respectable 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, with 20 full-sized dinosaur mounts (including the ubiquitous T. Rex), as well as the only Archaeopteryx fossil currently on view in North America. New to the museum is "Dinosaurs of Late Jurassic China," an exhibit devoted to recent Chinese fossil finds.

The fossil museum is only part of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. This complex is located on Warm Springs Ranch, a 500-acre area that harbors no fewer than 60 separate dinosaur dig sites. Visitors are allowed to tour these sites, and can look on from galleries as paleontologists and technicians prepare fossils in the Prep Lab. The Center is also affiliated with the Big Horn Basin Foundation, which offers a week-long "Dinosaur Academy" for high-school students and "Kids' Digs" for younger children.

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